The first batch of election results have been released by King County. The biggest shocker so far? Mayor Nickels is in 3rd place, but it’s very close.
Here’s the top leaders from the initial batch of ballots (the top two make it to the general election):
- King County Executive: Hutchinson 37%, Constantine 22%
- Mayor: McGinn 26.58%, Mallahan 25.77%, Nickels 25.06%
- Council Position #4: Bagshaw 50%, Bloom 18%
- Council Position #6: Licata 53%, Israel 30%
- Council Position #8: O’Brien 36%, Rozencrantz 19%
- Bag Tax: Failing 58% to 42%
- School District #5: Mary Bass 39%, Kay Smith-Blum 38%, Cullen 12%, Helmstetter 11%
Update: New numbers posted at 10:14, including votes from a small number of accessible polling places. No big changes.
We’ll update this as new numbers come in.